Best Construction Work Gloves 2024
2 January 2024 | Sharman
From lifting heavy equipment, to handling sharp objects and using power tools, construction is a dangerous job, so you need gloves that are up to the task. To keep your hands safe, builders need gloves with protective padding, mechanical resistance and more, but without robbing you of the dexterity needed to get the job done.
In this Best Construction Work Gloves guide, we've highlighted some of our bestselling gloves, loved by our customers. So, whatever kind of construction gloves you're looking for, we're sure we can help!
What Does This Guide Cover?
Best Overall Construction Gloves
Customer Verdict: "Bought these gloves for a change to normal...these last up to 4x longer and are a great fit. Building /construction." ★★★★★ Phillip
Editor's Verdict: The Portwest A350 Gloves are our choice for best overall construction because of their fantastic versatility. They boast extremely high abrasion resistance to protect your hands from scrapes, while the 15-gauge liner offers a comfortable, flexible fit that maintains your dexterity. Palm-dipped in nitrile, they offer a fantastically safe and secure grip too.
Best Fine Handling Construction Gloves
Customer Verdict: "I bought a pair of these along with lots of others (some costing three times the price) to undertake a self build project, and subsequently abandoned all of the others in favour of these. I'm extremely pleased with them, specifically because of their balance of longevity and dexterity." ★★★★★ Peter
Editor's Verdict: Completely seamless, super flexible and designed to mimic the natural movement of your hands, the MaxiFlex Ultimate AD-APT can help with the most precise construction tasks. The DURAtech coating is extremely grippy, while the fingertips of the glove are rounded for touch sensitivity. All of this combined makes them great for handling small and fiddly parts, too
Best Waterproof Construction Gloves
Customer Verdict: "Excellent gloves that are waterproof for general work. I first used these last year for building an Offshore Windfarm. They were used on the deck of a cable barge in freezing temperatures in the North Sea and are good for general use, especially manual handling and working with large handtools (spanners larger than 19mm, club hammers, cargo straps, chain hoists, etc)." ★★★★★ Neil
Editor's Verdict: The Tegera 517 Waterproof Gloves are some of our very bestselling gloves and it's easy to see why! They're super waterproof and windproof, despite their thin and flexible design, while offering a customised fit with a Velcro strap. Featuring hi-vis highlights, they're perfect for working roadside and in low light conditions, too.
Best Impact-Resistant Construction Gloves
Customer Verdict: "Fit perfectly plenty of protection." ★★★★★ Barry
Editor's Verdict: If you work more dangerous building jobs that put your hands at risk of being crushed, you need a higher level of protection. Fitted with robust, impact-absorbing PVC pods and reinforced with TPR, the Portwest Anti-Impact Gloves A722 are up to the task. Despite their high level of protection, they're not too restrictive with a loose lining to keep your hands comfortable and flexible. They're also secured with a hook and loop strap to give you the best fit, while their nitrile palms help maintain a safe grip. .
Best Construction Gloves for Power Tools
Customer Verdict: "Excellent - Friendly service & fast delivery. Gloves are fantastic. Use them when strimming & not feeling the vibration at all." ★★★★★ Sandy
Editor's Verdict: Power tools are an essential part of construction, but if used unprotected, they can cause serious damage to your hands. Made with thick, protective padding, the Ejendals Tegera 9180 Anti-Vibration Gloves absorb the vibrations from heavy machinery, making long-term use safer and much more comfortable. The fingers are also pre-curved to reduce fatigue, while the fingertips are reinforced for added protection in case of slips and accidents.
Best Winter Construction Gloves
Customer Verdict: "Have tried loads of different gloves from different manufacturers and these are by far the best gloves I have bought. Keep your hands dry and warm and are not too bulky. Seem to be hard wearing as they are putting up with heavy duty building and gardening work." ★★★★★ Graham
Editor's Verdict: If you're looking for winter work gloves that keep your hands warm without being overly bulky or padded, the Ejendals 295 Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves are the definitive choice. Lined with Thinsulate (a combination of thin and insulate), they maintain your hand dexterity while retaining heat brilliantly. The extreme cold is no problem for the 295s, they're graded for cold handling down to -30°C, on top off being waterproof. Despite this extreme thermal protection, their snug, close-fitting design, still makes them suitable for using tools and machinery.
Best Concrete Gloves
Editor's Verdict: When working with cement-based products, including concrete and mortar, it's important to wear chemical-resistant gloves to prevent allergic skin reactions and chemical burns. For comfortable protection against chemicals, we recommend the Ejendals Tegera 10PG Chemical Resistant PVC Gauntlets. These robust gauntlet-style gloves shield the hands and forearms against chemical and liquid splash-back, and with good resistance to abrasion and tear, you can be sure that you have reliable protection for chemical and cement handling.
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